Conor McGregor Makes 500K Donation to Louisiana Boys and Girls Club, Sells Proper 12 Majority Stake

Conor McGregor, UFC 257 press conference
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 21: Conor McGregor of Ireland interacts with media during the UFC 257 press conference event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 21, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

In lieu of his squabble over a charitable donation to Dustin Poirier’s Good Fight foundation, Conor McGregor has donated $500,000 to the Louisiana Boys and Girls Club.

He’ll have plenty of money to draw on that number from.

First, the good news for those interested in charitable causes. Instead of going through the Good Fight Foundation, McGregor donated $500,000 directly to the Boys and Girls club, per a report by TMZ. Specifically, the donation went to the Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana, located in Poirier’s hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana.

McGregor had reportedly balked at donating funds via Poirier’s charity, after suggesting he had not seen any plan for the money. Poirier went public, only to later apologize for airing the dispute on social media. The pair had reached an agreement for McGregor to make a donation ahead of their second fight, at UFC 257 earlier this year.

Well, that $500,000, a very generous donation, is a drop in the bucket compared to what McGregor stands to make from selling his majority stake in Proper 12 Irish Whiskey. On Tuesday, liquor and spirits trade publication Shanken News Daily was first to report that McGregor, along with partners Audie Attar and Ken Austin, had sold their majority stake in the brand to Proximo Spirits, who also own Jose Cuervo tequila. Both sides of the transaction confirmed the deal, which is valued at up to $600 million, including $250 million the trio had earned in their first two years in business with Proximo.

McGregor and the other founders will continue to have an interest and maintain a role in the whiskey line — though to what extent was not made clear.

In the meantime, McGregor will face Poirier for the third time on July 10 at UFC 264.